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Monday
Nov122012

Action Plan to protect Great Apes finalized

Paris, France, 12th  November 2012—Members of the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) last week finalized a long-term plan to protect great apes and their habitat.

The revised ‘Global Strategy for the Survival of Great Apes and Their Habitat’, and an associated Priority Plan 2013-2016 was adopted by delegates to the Second GRASP Council Meeting.

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Monday
Nov122012

ITTO: moving forwards with sustainable forestry management

Yokohama, Japan, 9th November 2012—The International Trade and Timber Organization (ITTO) should utilize its credibility and convening power more to help countries understand and address the challenges posed by poor governance and issues such as tenure rights in the global timber trade, was one of the key messages delivered to delegates at the 48th ITTO Council meeting that recently concluded in Yokohama.

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Thursday
Nov082012

Hillary Clinton speaks out on wildlife trafficking

in Japanese

Washington, USA, 8th November 2012—US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, today spoke out about the threat from wildlife trafficking, describing it as a global issue requiring a concerted global response.

“Wildlife trafficking has serious implications for the security and prosperity of people around the world,” she told a packed meeting at the US Department of State.

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Wednesday
Nov072012

India’s Festival of Lights darkens the future for owls

New Delhi, India, 7th November 2012—TRAFFIC is warning of a possible increase in illegal owl trade and sacrifices around Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, which this year falls on 13th November.

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Monday
Nov052012

Wild plant “folklore house” opens its doors

Kunadacs, Hungary, 5th November 2012—Local residents of Kunadacs village, representatives of Kiskunsag National Park, scientific institutions and partners in the Central European Traditional and Wild project last week attended the opening ceremony of a “folklore house” dedicated to preserving traditional knowledge about the use of wild plants.

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Monday
Nov052012

TRAFFIC and Royal Malaysian Police come together to fight wildlife crime in Belum-Temengor Forest Complex

Kuala Lumpur, 5th November 2012—Police officers stationed near a biodiversity hotspot under pressure from poaching and illegal trade in northern Peninsular Malaysia are stepping up to help in the fight against wildlife crime.

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Thursday
Nov012012

TRAFFIC urges consumers not to buy marine turtle products after new report highlights ongoing illegal trade

in Chinese

Beijing, China, 1st November 2012—TRAFFIC is urging holiday makers not to buy marine turtle products through broadcasts in Hainan Province on local radio FM886.

The FM886 radio campaign aims to raise awareness among local fishermen, souvenir shop owners and tourists about the ongoing poaching, illegal processing and trade in marine turtles. Three key messages are being broadcasted at least nine times per day until March 2013.

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Tuesday
Oct302012

Russia boosts protection for Tigers

Trade, transportation and possession of endangered species will all be considered crimes under new legislation proposed by the Kremlin.

Tiger hunting and habitat loss are the biggest factors in the decline of Tigers, which has seen the world lose 97 per cent of its wild Tigers in the last century, including four sub-species to extinction. There may be as few as 3,200 of the endangered animals remaining.

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